The Moscow City Investment Agency is a Moscow Government special organization in attracting investments, promoting and implementing city priority projects.
The Agency supports investment projects in the one-stop mode, develops economic and legal conditions for project implementation, implements the action framework in improving the investment climate and act as the operator of the Moscow Investment Portal.
The Moscow City Investment Agency operates in accordance with the international quality standard ISO 9001:2015.
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Born 12 October 1981.
2002: BA with distinction from the Higher School of Economics.
2005: MA in Economics from the Higher School of Economics.
Started his career as an analyst with research companies specialising in socio-economic and political research.
Until 2012, worked as a strategic consultant and researcher advising federal and regional authorities, state-owned companies and international and Russian development institutions on a wide range of economic and investment matters.
From December 2012 to December 2014: Deputy Director, Strategy.
From December 2014: Agency Director.
Favourite place in Moscow: VDNKh
Before joining the Moscow City Investment Agency, Vladimir Chernyavsky was Head of investors cooperation division at “Special Economic Zones” OJSC (Moscow) and was Director General at the Tomsk Agency for Investment Promotion. He also held top management positions in consulting agencies.
Mr. Chernyavsky graduated with distinction from Tomsk Polytechnic University in 2002. He completed the Training Programme of Arbitration Managers in 2009 and the Presidential Management Training Programme in 2010. In 2011, he successfully completed The Oxford Elite Training Programme (SAID Business School, University of Oxford, United Kingdom).
In 2005, he graduated from the Faculty of Law, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, and in 2003 received a diploma (with honours) of a business translator/interpreter.
He started his professional career at Sberbank of Russia. For more than 5 years, he worked at a development company, providing legal support in its investment activity, including investments through foreign capital inflows.
Prior to his appointment to the Moscow City Investment Agency, he was employed by Vegas Lex, a legal firm, where he was involved in supporting several major investment and PPP projects.
Artem posses experience in drafting regulation to support investment activities. He authored over 30 publications in leading legal and business editions of Russia.
Worked as Project Office Head ‘Legal Support for Investment Activity and PPP’ in Moscow City Investment Agency since 2013. In 2018 appointed Deputy CEO PPP Relations.
Alexey Grevtsov graduated from the Institute of Economics and Law in 1996. He is an economist specialising in accounting and audit.
In the late 1990s, Mr Grevtsov served as Chief Economist at the State Precious Metals and Gems Repository of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation. At the beginning of the 2000s, he worked for LLC Bazis and Company. Since 2002, he served as Head of the Department for Expert Economic Examinations at CJSC Center for Economic Examinations and Auditing Services Mosaudit and was responsible for developing feasibility studies for investment construction and reconstruction projects; setting starting prices for tenders and auctions for the construction of facilities of various designation; performing economic analysis of various projects, including those implemented on a public–private partnership basis; and evaluating proprietary rights in investment activities. He participated in the development of regulatory documents for various Departments of the city of Moscow, including the Methodology for Calculating Rent Rates subject to Collection during the First Year of Rent of a Land Plot, the Methodology for the Economic Stimulation of the Development of the Underground Area of the City of Moscow, and the Methodology for Calculating Compensation for Investors in Social, Transport, and Engineering Infrastructure during the Construction and Reconstruction of Non-Residential Facilities, etc.
Alexey Grevtsov worked as Project Office Head ‘Economic Expert Analysis’ in Moscow City Investment Agency since its inception in 2011. In 2018 appointed Deputy CEO Investment Project Economics.
Alexandra Druzhinina graduated from the State University of Management in 2004. From 2006 to 2013, she took various advanced training and professional development courses, including in management of public-private partnership projects. She is currently a member of the Noncommercial Partnership Self-Regulating Organisation of the Association of Russian Masters of Valuation. In 2014, she became expert of the organisation.
She started her professional career at CJSC Centre of economic examination and auditing services Mosaudit, where she was responsible for business and asset valuation, including development of feasibility studies and justifications of investments in construction and initial conditions for implementing investment projects.
She came to Moscow City Investment Agency in 2012. Started as chief expert. Than promoted to Project Office Head ‘Industrial Production Projects’. In 2018 appointed Deputy CEO Investment Priority Projects.
The Agency focuses in its activity on the best international practices and the high service quality for investors and businessmen.
In November 2019, the Moscow City Investment Agency successfully certified its activity in investment project support and CMSP expert evaluation activity against the Russian and international quality management system ISO 9001:2015 (International Board QualityAustria/IQNet).
The Moscow City Investment Agency assesses the (maximum) starting price of a contract (MSPC) and (maximum) starting price of an agreement (MSPA) in order to minimise costs.
|MSPC findings prepared||57 findngs for a total of RUB 7106,362 mn|
|MSPC reduction by||RUB -368,744 mn/-5,0%|
|MSPA findins prepared||7 findings for a total of RUB 373,257 mn|
|MSPA reduction by||RUB -24,670 mn/-6,0%|
As of 31.01.2020
Starting 1 January 2015, the Moscow City Investment Agency (the Agency) performs verification of determining the procurement (maximum) starting price of a contract (MSPC), or MSPC assessment in accordance with the rules established by Decision of the Moscow City Government No. 242-RP of 16 May 2014.
The Agency verifies determination of:
To have an MSPC assessment performed, the following paperwork needs to be submitted to the Agency, either via the EAAIS or via an authorised representative:
Documents may be submitted at: Moscow, ul. Novy Arbat., 11, bld. 1, room 801 (8th floor).
Phone: (495) 698-96-42, (495) 698-96-40.
The service is to be rendered within 15 calendar days.
Documents may be submitted:
Assistance in using the EAAIS may always be obtained through the Department of Competition Policy of the Moscow Unified Service for Reference and Information (ESRI) at: email@example.com or at: (495) 957-99-77.
* Excluding MSPC calculations for the following types of procurement:
1) work done on constructing, reconstructing and restoring facilities whose design documentation is, by law, subject to state assessment or verification of cost estimate determination;
2) goods, work, services, if the MSPC is determined on the basis of prices (tariffs) subject to state regulation or set by legal acts of the Moscow City Government and duly approved (excluding pharmaceuticals on the Vital and Essential Pharmaceuticals List);
3) from an only supplier of such services as lease of facilities and other real estate or sale of real estate when an independent cost evaluation and assessment of the reports on cost evaluation of the property by Moscow’s Department of City Property are available;
4) goods, work, services, if the MSPC is determined on the basis of ceiling prices submitted by the Moscow Department for Economic Policy and Development for consideration by the “Inter-Agency Working Group on Verifying the Validity of Declared Needs with the Starting (Maximum) Price of a Contract Starting at RUB 100 m” (the IAWG) and recommended by IAWG decision;
5) work on overhauling permanent structures.
Here you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions concerning pricing.
Take a look at them and, if you have a question for which you did not find the answer, click on “Ask a Question.” An assessment agency professional will answer you by posting the reply on this page. For your convenience, the questions have been divided into functional and conceptual groups.
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When submitting documents for assessment, disagreements arose concerning the methodologies for calculating wages for the purposes of determining the MSP. What is the correct procedure for calculating wages?
When calculating wages for a certain type of activity, use the data published on the website of the Moscow City Statistics Service for the last month of the quarter preceding the date when the documents are submitted for assessment. – Information letter No. 20-3/1-109/15 of 01 October 2015 by the DEDP.
Is there a methodology for calculating MSPC (MSPA) for facilities related to construction, reconstruction, overhaul?
Yes, there is. Calculation rules are set in DEPD Information Letter No. 20-3/1-87/15 of 07 August 2015.
What cost estimate regulations are to be applied when determining the cost of work (MSPC determination) in construction, reconstruction and overhaul of permanent facilities, in renovation and restoration where design documentation is not, in accordance with the City Planning Code of the Russian Federation, subject to state assessment or where the cost estimates are not subject to verification (letter No. DPR-20-3/1-87/15 of 07 August 2015 by the Moscow Department for Economic Policy and Development)?
Cost estimates as set in Territorial Cost Estimates-2001 for Moscow.
What is the validity term for commercial proposals used by the applicant in calculating (MSPA)?
The validity term for commercial proposals is set by the suppler of specific goods; the applicant, in turn, should take into account the fact that the validity term of commercial proposals must be set beyond the planned date for concluding the supply contract.
When calculating the (maximum) starting price of a contract by analysing prices on the register of contracts concluded pursuant to procurement results, the client takes into account the price of a contract whose validity is 240 days from the date of conclusion. When the application was submitted, the contract was under execution. Is the client right in insisting on the legitimacy of using said contract for calculations?
The client is wrong. The agreement used for calculating the (maximum) starting price of a contract is in violation of the requirements set in paragraph 1.10 of Decision of the Moscow City Government No. 242-RP of 16 May 2014.
The Work Specification (WC), which is part of the documentation submitted to an assessment agency for an MSP assessment, indicated technical specifications for the principal types of procured goods. At the same time, when the documents were submitted, employees of the assessment agency demanded that the WC be revised and technical specifications be indicated for all procured goods, including those of insignificant cost. Are the actions of the assessment agency employees legitimate?
The actions of the assessment agency employees are legitimate. The Work Specification must indicate technical characteristics of all types of procured goods/works/services, regardless of their cost.
Is it permissible to list the commercial name when describing procured items in the Work Specification?
Listing a brand name (commercial name) without alternatives and equivalents is not permissible. – Article 33 of FZ-44.
What publication on cost standards is to be used to determine the cost of work when calculating the MSPC cost for maintenance and operation of buildings and facilities related to city services, for maintaining cultural property monuments, for festive and thematic dressing (letter No. DPR-20-3/1-87/15 of 07 August 2015 by the Moscow Department for Economic Policy and Development)?
Publication on cost standards for maintenance and operation of buildings and facilities related to city services, for maintaining cultural property monuments, for festive and thematic dressing, for overhauling residential buildings of the city of Moscow (CS-2012).
What goods, works, services are recognised as identical?
Goods, works, services are recognised as identical if they have identical principal characteristics. When determining whether goods are identical, slight changes in their appearance may be disregarded. When determining whether works, services are identical, the characteristics of the contractor and provider and their business reputation on the market are taken into account (paragraph 14, article 22 of Federal Law No. 44-FZ of 05 April 2013.
Should the validity term of commercial proposals be indicated when collecting information on current prices?
The validity term of a commercial proposal must be indicated in accordance with the requirements set in paragraph 2.2.5 of Addendum to Decision of the Moscow City Government No. 242-RP of 16 May 2014.
If an assessment agency requests documents not stipulated in regulatory legal acts and, at the same time, the application for assessment has been accepted by said agency, does said assessment agency have the right to suspend processing the application (and, if yes, then for how long?) or annul the application?
Pursuant to the verification Procedure, if an incomplete set of documents has been submitted or there are irregularities (information, calculations, drawings, etc. missing or incomplete), preventing a decision from being made on the verification of MSP determination, the assessment agency has the right to request that the Applicant provide the missing documents, calculations (including those not stipulated in the regulatory legal acts covering relations arising in connection with providing the service and with justification of the need to provide such documents and calculations).
In such a case, the assessment procedure is suspended for up to ten days and is calculated from the day the missing documents are submitted and the irregularities rectified. If the Applicant has not submitted the requested documents within ten days, the application is annulled (rejected as applied to FZ-223); the Applicant and the Moscow Department for Economic Policy and Development receive an appropriate notification.
What should a client do to have a second assessment performed and what should be included in the second application in accordance with decision of the Moscow City Government No. 242-PP of 16 May 2014?
The client sends a written application to the assessment agency to recall the previously received assessment. A second application must contain the reasons for amending the Work Specification, confirmed by documentary evidence (a new Work Specification and other evidentiary documents).
What document gives an expert grounds to request that the applicant submit a letter justifying procurement of foreign-made goods?
Protocol No. 77-30-10/5 of 19 March 2015 (order No. 4-15-111/5 of 02 February 2015 by Sergei Sobyanin, Mayor of Moscow).
Would it be possible to include practical examples in teaching materials, taking into account the specifics of a particular student group, and could real recent procurements be considered instead of abstract cases?
Thank you. Teaching materials will shortly be amended to incorporate your suggestions.
What principal documents formed the groundwork for the seminars on pricing?
Federal Law No. 44-FZ of 05 April 2013; Order of the Ministry of Trade and Development of the Russian Federation No. 567-PR of 27 February 2012; decision of the Moscow City Government No. 242-PP of 16 May 2014.
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Documents are accepted at: 11-1, Novyi Arbat Street, Moscow, 119019
Tel: (495) 698-96-42, (495) 698-96-40.